[YSS ALUMNI INTERVIEW SERIES: Merdeka Edition] Na’em Suhaime

by YSS Admin / 30 August 2017 / No Comments

Followings are the interview (written response) done with our first generation of YSS Alumni, Mr Na’em Suhaime! An idol to many, a living icon. A committed youth contributing to the betterment of this country, that is what he is. Read up and be inspired, ladies and gentlemen.

1) Hi, Mr Na’em. Can you please introduce yourself?

My name is Abdul Na’em Suhaime and I am YSS Alumni 0003. I was previously in #YSSDreamTeam for a year from 2015-2016. I read Chemical Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). Currently a fill time technologist at UM Innovations and also I’m a Founder of an NGO called CHALLENGER, a youth lobbyist group that advocates for checks and balances, rule of law, freedom of speech, as well as youth related issues.

2) Since you’re among the first generation of YSS Alumni, would you share how your YSS involvement has helped you in terms of building patriotism towards our country?

Through its Flagship Volunteering Mission, YSS provide opportunities for me to eat, live and breathe with local/foreign community, doing nothing but volunteering. I realised that we are what we do, not just what we preach. Hence comes the sense of belonging (and sense of responsibilities that came along with it). If we love our nation, we should always do more to help out in shaping our nation.

3) That’s absolutely relatable, Mr Na’em. We are really an entity that is so committed in winning people’s hearts, mind and soul beyond borders. Next, how would you associate your involvement in YSS in terms of helping you grow and keep #Soaring Upwards ?

YSS is an avenue where you get to meet people from the grassroot level, all the way to the policy makers. You get to know and experience what the grassroot needs, and wrapped it up in a proper report/documentation then share it with the policy makers so that they could always improvise the current policy and come out with better initiatives.

4) Perhaps you could share some advice to youths?

Youth will fade, but what you do with it will stay and impact you/your nation inside out.

5) And, that’s a wrap up to our session. But, before that would you like to wish for our 60th Merdeka celebration this year?

Let’s celebrate the day that gave us the freedom of thought, actions, faith and speech!


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